How To Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles (There’s Hope for Us All)

There are ways to remove those deep facial wrinkles located on the forehead without cosmetic surgery

10 Minute ReadEducation by Jess Lacey

10.08.22 (Updated 12.07.23)

Not all wrinkles are created equal; some are far more irksome than others. For many of us, smile lines and crow’s feet are signs of good times had, which makes them far more loveable than deep forehead wrinkles.

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What Causes Forehead Wrinkles?

Facial wrinkles form for two dominant reasons; repeated expression movement and the gradual loss of collagen within the skin. Deep facial wrinkles are sneaky sorts because wrinkles and fine lines creep on you, becoming almost imperceptibly more established. What starts as a dynamic line that disappears as soon as your facial expression changes, slowly morphs into a static line, sticking around long after that facial expression has changed. What makes vertical frown lines and stretching horizontal forehead lines so loathsome though, is that they’re telltales of historical stress, a repeatedly furrowed brow and often, misspent years of glaring at computer screens.

Humans have been plodding around the earth for 200,000 years and nonverbal communication through facial expressions has been essential to that survival both within tribes and to potential threats. Our facial muscles are directly linked with our thoughts and emotions - it’s the mind/body connection in live action, so taking umbrage with facial expressions now for cosmetic reasons, seems somewhat churlish. However, aging is a deeply personal issue and idealistically we might be onboard with accepting the process but in real terms, watching lines take residence on your face can be deeply unsettling.

How skin ages and deep facial wrinkles form

A major discovery has been made about what happens to skin as a person ages and the exact route to reversal. Prof Paul Clayton, a world respected mind in pharmaconutrition, published a medical paper about the science of aging, identifying the mechanisms that make skin age.

These 8 skin aging mechanisms are:

  1. the degradation of the Extra-Cellular Matrix (ECM),
  2. epigenetic aging
  3. senescent cells
  4. cellular energy decline
  5. immunological decline
  6. shift in skin microbiology
  7. declining dermal capillary blood flow
  8. skin hydration

With each of these aging mechanisms, skin cell processes are operating less efficiently and the result we see in the mirror is a loss of volume, sagging jawline, wrinkles and fine lines.

Glabella lines or more colloquially known as horizontal forehead lines and come from lifting the eyebrow muscles in surprise or shock expression.

‘Eleven lines’ are the short, vertical frown lines usually an inch or so long that form between the brows as a result of years of knitting the eyebrows together when frowning.

Nasolabial folds, sometimes known as ‘parentheses lines’ frame the corners of the mouth and from smiling over the years become deeper and more pronounced.

Crow’s Feet are small lines that splay outwards from the outer corners of the eye over the periorbital bone. When the cheek muscles are lifted as a result of squinting, laughing and broad smiling, the skin is temporarily creased.

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Wrinkles can be a lifestyle issue

There’s no specific age that facial wrinkles show up and their glacial emergence makes it too hard to identify the ‘when’ anyway. Studies have also found that 25% of skin aging is down to genetics and well out of our sphere of influence. However, the accelerated formation of forehead wrinkles, thinning skin and loss of elasticity descend directly from sun exposure, dehydration, smoking and poor nutrition. All these lifestyle factors contribute to epigenetic aging and the cumulative loss of collagen reserves, making skin more fragile and liable to deep wrinkles, lines and sagging. Of these lifestyle choices, sun damage is arguably the biggest culprit in the breakdown of collagen and if you’ve been overly basking in the sun’s rays for even just a few days, you’ll notice your forehead lines are more pronounced. This is because the forehead is where the sun naturally hits, often taking the full force of UVA rays.

Supplementing to stop forehead wrinkles forming

Taking a scientifically proven health supplement containing collagen supporting ingredients is the best way to prevent wrinkles forming. Cynatine® HNS 500mg is the world's first 96% solubilised variant of keratin derived from sources that match human amino profiles. This means it's super effective at smoothing and plumping skin and easy for the body to absorb.

Lycopene™ 30mg is an incredibly powerful and potent antioxidant that safeguards collagen reserves and protects skin cells against UV damage. Found naturally in many bright red fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, guavas and watermelon, Lycopene is incredible for skin health and achieving plumper, firmer skin. The patented form of Lycopene is Lycored Lycopene™ and this is what’s been uniquely formulated into the LYMA Supplement. Bio-engineered to optimise bioavailability and micro-encapsulated to survive the gut breakdown process, so it can be fully utilized by the skin to fight wrinkles and all signs of aging for strong and healthy, glowing skin.


Forehead Wrinkles - How To Get Rid of Them

Can you reverse deep forehead wrinkles? Yes, absolutely you can. Established deep wrinkles of any kind can be rubbed out depending on your zeal, patience, pain threshold and the girth of your wallet. Opinion is divided as to what the best treatment for deep wrinkles is but there are solutions that achieve varying levels of results and equally varying longevity of said results. Much depends on how heavy handed you’re willing to get in the process of reaching those smooth skin goals and the extent to which you’re willing to invest in your skin health.

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Injectables and Fillers for Deep Forehead Wrinkles

Definitely a viable option and one if you need a smooth brow by Sunday but in no way a long-term solution, nor one that improves skin health to any degree. Muscle relaxant injectables work by blocking the nerve’s ability to send chemical messages to muscles instructing them to expand or contract. The facial muscle is therefore paralyzed and thus, the appearance of dynamic lines are lessened. For existing static lines, injecting a filler directly into the line will plump them out, making them appear more faint. Job done. Well, sort of…

Injectables are certainly a quick fix but plumping out wrinkles with filler changes the plains and contours of the face and freezing facial movements always makes resulting expressions look less natural. What’s more, when all movement in the forehead is inhibited, the face organically forms different expressions, so you might find you suddenly develop bizarre new expressions like clusters of creases either side of your nose or around your temples when you smile. Lastly, it’s worth working out a long-term plan as to how to look after facial fillers because should you ever wish to hop off the injectables train and enjoy facial expression again, those same old lines will re-emerge.

Skin Resurfacing Treatments for Deep Forehead Lines

If injections for wrinkles are one end of the skin smoothing spectrum, then laser resurfacing is at the other. Laser resurfacing treatment for wrinkles is highly invasive, notably painful and requires both multiple appointments and significant downtime but in doing so, achieves dramatic, long-term results. Whilst ablative lasers remove the entire outer layer of skin and nonablative lasers heat skin’s water content to create controlled thermal damage, both classifications cause sufficient trauma within the skin to trigger skin’s emergency healing response. When skin is under attack, it speed-manufacturers collagen, so as to repair as quickly as possible. The result of this newly generated collagen is smoother, bouncier, brighter skin and the harsher the laser impact, the more noteworthy the results. The down-side of this youthful endeavor is raw, bloodied skin, a heavily compromised skin barrier and high risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and infection.

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How To Get Rid of Wrinkles on the Forehead Naturally

Due to its unprecedented molecular engineering, world-first delivery system and rigorous clinical testing, LYMA Skincare is widely considered to be the best skincare for wrinkles. Until now, topical skincare has been capable of getting rid of lines or wrinkles on the face or improving skin health to such a degree. The patented, proven actives in LYMA Skincare address all 8 skin aging mechanisms to transform cellular activity.
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LYMA Skincare ingredients proven to get rid of lines and wrinkles

Wellmune® is a modified beta-glucan, hydrolysed to a smaller molecular weight, this causes the skin to think that it is damaged and tells immune cells to regenerate and produce more collagen fibers, increasing and rebuilding the ECM.

Ephemer™ selectively kills off destructive senescent cells, clearing the way for young, highly regenerative cells to take their place.

Tego® the patented and highest concentration of Betaine, turns back the epigenetic clock to protect DNA function and prevent decay. Production of collagen, elastin and ceramides is dramatically increased and the surface lipid layer radically improved.

MitoPrime™ protects mitochondrial decline from environmental stressors and increases their numbers by 30%. Skin renewal is accelerated and wrinkle formation significantly reduced.

Levagen® brings down cellular inflammation throughout the skin and reinstates resilience to stress.

L22® and aurafirm create an optimal microbiome environment that strengthens skin, reducing redness and restoring firmness.

Quercevita™ Quercetin restores skin capillaries, boosting the delivery of oxygen and nutrients in skin cells, increases elasticity for smoother skin.

PrimaHyal™ 50 Hyaluronic Acid floods all layers of skin and creates an anti-dehydration shield.

How To Get Rid of Forehead Lines With The LYMA Laser

A fellow proven and effective wrinkle solving treatment is the LYMA Laser -a groundbreaking skin device set to alter the beauty landscape and how we view cosmetic laser treatment for good. What's more, as part of the LYMA Ecosystem, the LYMA Laser compliments the LYMA Skincare and improves the results.

So, how does The LYMA Laser work?

It’s an FDA-cleared clinic-grade cold laser that transfers laser light energy to the deepest skin cells without causing the thermal destruction of traditional clinical lasers. This is made possible by two internal lenses that diffuse the laser beam 25,000 times, therefore removing all the heat but none of the power. The concentrated laser beam is able to pass through multiple layers of skin, even passing through fat and muscle, to reach the crucial skin cells below. This is a process called Photobiomodulation, whereby The LYMA Laser switches off the genetic switch that causes these cells to break down and degenerate and instead, transmits the energy they need to start working as new once more.

The LYMA Laser can be used to fade out horizontal forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, ‘11’ frown lines, nasolabial ‘parentheses’ lines, lip wrinkles… you name it. There aren’t many rules of how to use The LYMA Laser, in fact there are technically only two:

1. Move it slowly

2. Use it every day

If you’re looking to target specific lines and wrinkles, hold The LYMA Laser still over the area for three full minutes before moving onto the next area. Repeat this every day and within three to six months, you’ll achieve impressive results.


Quickfire Forehead Wrinkle FAQs

Can you massage the forehead to remove wrinkles?

Massaging the forehead when applying your active skincare will target dehydration in the skin and increase microcirculation which both serve to lessen the appearance of forehead lines. Unfortunately you won’t achieve profound, wrinkle reversal results by this technique alone.

How best to get rid of forehead wrinkles at 20?

At age 20, collagen reserves have not begun to decline, skin is still brimming with it. Forehead wrinkles on young skin are a sign of dehydration, poor nutrition, perhaps smoking and most likely of all, too much sun exposure. Drink more water, get a good skincare routine in place and wear sunscreen as well as a wide-brimmed hat.

What age is normal to get wrinkles on the forehead?

There is no set age that dictates when forehead wrinkles form but it is usually in tandem with the depletion of collagen that gives skin its structure and resilience. The appearance of forehead wrinkles can be accelerated by prolonged stress, sun damage and dehydration.

What skincare gets rid of forehead wrinkles?

LYMA Skincare is a next generation formulation developed by geneticists and stem cells researchers to combat all signs of aging including fine lines and forehead wrinkles. World first clinical trials using skin graphs show landmark results in increased hydration and cellular rejuvenation.


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